Healthy Recipe: Zucchini & Corn Fritters

Healthy Recipe: Zucchini & Corn Fritters

Irresistibly crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside, these fritters are not only delicious, but they also contain fiber-rich vegetables and nutritious herbs. The “dough” is made of zucchini, chickpeas and corn – all held together by eggs and almond flour. To add an extra touch of flavor, we like to pair it with a sriracha yogurt sauce. Luckily, these fritters only take 20 minutes to make, so they can be ready whenever you need a quick snack or easy meal.

6 servings

20 minutes preparation

13 ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed chickpeas
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (optional, see Chef Tips)
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
Travel directions
  1. Combine zucchini, chickpeas, corn, eggs, almond flour, parsley, salt, pepper, turmeric, and cumin in a large bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to distribute the fritters in the pan and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sriracha and yogurt. Serve with fritters.
Chef Tips

If you don’t have sriracha on hand, you can also substitute a teaspoon or two of your favorite hot sauce.

For a less spicy sauce, reduce the amount of sriracha added to the yogurt. Try adding tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired level of heat. Alternatively, these fritters can be combined with yogurt, pesto, or a dipping sauce of your choice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 359; Fat: 20g; Saturated fat: 3g; Polyunsaturated fat: 2g; Monounsaturated fat: 4g; Carbohydrates: 33g; Sugar: 7g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 17g; Sodium: 417mg

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This recipe was originally published on Cook for your life† It is used with permission.